Taiko No Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! Coming To Switch On November 2
Back in the early to mid-2000s there was a rhythm game craze that started with Dance Dance Revolution and forged ahead with classics like Samba de Amigo, Donkey Konga, and eventually mega hits like Guitar Hero. Another popular franchise during that time was Taiko Drum Master, especially in Japan. The series is making a return on the Switch with Taiko No Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! from Bandai Namco.
The new game will feature a bunch of new songs and uses the Joy-Con controllers as drumsticks. They have collaborated with Nintendo to bring characters from Kirby and Splatoon into this one. Up to 4 players can partake in the rhythm action, providing you have enough Joy-Cons! This one hits on November 2, 2018.
Leading videogame and interactive entertainment developer and publisher, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., announced today that Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! for Nintendo Switch® and Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system will be available in the Americas on November 2nd, 2018.
This popular Japanese rhythm game officially returns to the Americas and will feature a wide variety of new songs, special crossover characters, and multiplayer capabilities that are sure to get players drumming to the hypnotic rhythm of taiko drums. Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! for Nintendo Switch® and Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! for PlayStation®4 each have unique features that tailor the Taiko no Tatsujin experience to each specific platform for optimized gameplay.
Using the Joy-Con® controllers as drumsticks, Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! for Nintendo Switch® introduces motion-control play that replicates the popular arcade-style experience, enabling Nintendo Switch® players to fully take advantage of the platform’s unique capabilities. During Rhythm Mode, players will be able to use platform exclusive characters with power-ups from classic Nintendo® games such as Kirby from Kirby® and Squid from Splatoon® 2. Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! also features 20 multiplayer rhythm-based mini-games that can be played by up to 4 players using additional controllers.
Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! for PlayStation®4 plays to the spirited competitive side of Taiko with its Ranked Mode, enabling players to connect online and test their skills against Taiko players around the world through ghost data. Players will also have the chance to unlock costumes, sound effects, and greetings for the Taiko no Tatsujin mascot, Don-chan, and can play Guest Session with popular characters such as Hatsune Miku® and Hello Kitty®.
“We are excited to bring Taiko no Tatsujin back to the Western audience for an entire new generation of Taiko fans!” said Dennis Lee, Director of Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “Nothing gets people moving and having fun like a great music game. Soon, fans will be able to enjoy this classic rhythm game with their friends at home and on the go!”
Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! for Nintendo Switch® and Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system will be available on November 2nd, 2018. For more information about Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!, Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! or other titles from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., please visit; https://www.bandainamcoent.com
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